Louisville students protest after school president and staff pose in racist costumes for Halloween

Louisville students protest after school president and staff pose in racist costumes for Halloween

Tom Boggioni Students at the University of Louisville are calling for the president of the school to resign after he and his staff posed in racist costumes during a Halloween party at the president’s mansion, reports WHAS. The university and school President James Ramsey have both apologized for the photo, showing the school’s leader and

SXSW reinstates two panels following #Gamergate backlash

SXSW reinstates two panels following #Gamergate backlash

Newsweek

South by Southwest (SXSW), the popular Austin, Texas–based annual event for music, film and digital culture and technology, has reinstated the two panels on harassment in the gaming industry originally canceled over safety concerns. The cancellation of the panels—titled “SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community” and “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games”—prompted a backlash against…

Beverly Hills water wasters ‘should be ashamed,’ state regulator says

Beverly Hills water wasters ‘should be ashamed,’ state regulator says

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — The city of Beverly Hills and three other water suppliers face financial penalties for falling short of state water conservation mandates, officials said Friday. Statewide, Californians cut their urban water use in September by 26.1 percent compared with the same month in 2013, regulators said. The reduction was below the 27 percent decline…

Hedge fund billionaire behind swiftboating of John Kerry throws his support behind Rubio

Hedge fund billionaire behind swiftboating of John Kerry throws his support behind Rubio

International Business Times

Influential Billionaire Backing Rubio

Billionaire New York investor Paul Singer, one of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors in the United States, is now supporting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s candidacy for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. The move is a major blow to the candidacy of a fellow Republican, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the New York Times…

‘Obamacare literally may kill you’: Here’s a Halloween round-up of scary conservative fear-mongering

‘Obamacare literally may kill you’: Here’s a Halloween round-up of scary conservative fear-mongering

Bethania Palma Markus Be afraid, be very afraid! Many are celebrating Halloween today with scares and spookiness as all part of the fun. But as Media Matters points out, scaring people is something of a 365-days-a-year pastime for conservatives. Whether it’s fear mongering about President Obama being a tyrant-Muslim-socialist who is secretly plotting a nationwide gun

Cruz: Let ‘real journalists’ Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh host GOP debates instead of ‘left wing operatives’

Cruz: Let ‘real journalists’ Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh host GOP debates instead of ‘left wing operatives’

Bethania Palma Markus Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) put a layer of paranoia on top of the GOP’s outrage over being asked questions they didn’t like during Wednesday night’s primary debate on CNBC. The GOP candidate for president called CNBC moderators “left wing operatives” during a campaign event in Iowa on Saturday, The Hill reports. Cruz added